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Adjective
Permitted by law
“Since Charles II, James's brother, was unlikely to have further legitimate children, James's remarriage was imperative and a hunt for suitable partners began.”
Adjective
Conforming to the law or to rules
“They are laws because they are instructions given by a legitimate authority, not because they are backed up by force.”
Adjective
Based on correct or acceptable principles of reasoning
“Phoning work to say that you cannot come in because of a migraine will no longer be a legitimate excuse.”
Verb
To make, pronounce, or show to be legitimate
“We want to legitimate this process by passing a law.”
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